Saxvik Elementary School Still Host MREC After School Program

Published 08/25 2016 01:26PM

Updated 08/25 2016 01:26PM

  It's back to class for area public schools.
  But it's pretty quiet at Saxvik Elementary.
  In April, the School Board made the decision to close the school, in part, because it needed upgrades and the cost was well over 2 million dollars.
  But the school isn't sitting empty.
  Come 3:30 kids will be back in these classrooms for Missouri River Educational Cooperative's after school program.
"All of our programming is at least 65 percent educationally based.  Students do some fun enrichment activities that deal with math and reading.  In kind of a more upbeat more entertaining way for them" says Jim Upgren with MREC.
  More plans are in the works for Saxvik.
  Renae Hoffman-Walker says it will be used for office space, and in the future it will be a neighborhood community center with programs for youth.

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